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​Approved tax preparation software

If you don't qualify for a Free File option, you can use an approved vendor listed below to file your state and federal return electronically in one transmission. 

TaxAct Online allows you to prepare, print and e-file your federal and state returns quickly and easily. Simple filers file for free with TaxAct Free Edition. Whether your return is simple or complex, TaxAct has you covered and your return is backed by TaxAct's $100k Accuracy Guarantee and Maximum Refund Pledge. 


eSmart Tax is an easy-to-use, eFile tax preparation and filing service. There's no software to download and the process is straight-forward and secure. Plus, you can file your return with confidence knowing that eSmart Tax is backed by the tax professionals at Liberty Tax Service. The state filing fee is $29.95.

TaxSlayer makes it easy to file your taxes online, with step-by-step instructions, unlimited phone and email support, and a 100% accuracy guarantee. File your federal and one state tax return for free if you qualify. For more complex tax situations, choose the option best for you. All the forms, deductions, and support you need for a fraction of the cost of the competition. 

From simple to complex returns, H&R Block is your easy-to-use online tax solution. Choose from our Free Edition for simple returns, Basic for extra assistance to maximize deductions, Deluxe for homeowners and investors, or Premium with advanced tools for rental and business owners. H&R Block also makes it simple and fast to complete your state return.

Online Taxes at has been providing easy and low-cost efiling since 1999. Online Taxes is an authorized efile provider for federal and states income tax return. All states are supported. No matter how easy or complicated your return is, you can do it with Online Taxes. FREE customer service by chat and email. FREE phone support by calling (888)OLT-4-TAX OR 1-816-232-0095 (not a toll free number). Preparation and e-file only $7.95 for Federal and $7.95 for South Carolina. No hidden charges, no up-selling, just a great low price.

TurboTax tax software asks easy-to-answer questions and fills in the right tax forms for you so you can be confident your taxes are done right. Now with TurboTax Live you can get a final review from a CPA, or even have them review your taxes line-by-line, sign, and file for you. As always, your maximum tax refund is guaranteed. TurboTax Free Edition includes free federal and state e-file. offers online tax preparation and free IRS e-File for federal and state tax returns starting at $14.95. Enter Code SCS555 to save on your South Carolina return. Prior Year federal tax preparation is also available. Free Customer Support. Guaranteed Accurate.

​​E-file your federal and state returns quickly and easily at online filing. Prices for federal return, including e-filing: 1040 EZ: Free, 1040A: $19.95; 1040: $39.95. Add state preparation for $19.95 (one fee provides as many states as you need). Answer easy questions, get just the forms you need. Online Tax Preparation is part of, a one-stop tax resource that provides a complete guide to federal taxes, online Affordable Care Act calculators, and more.

FreeTaxUSA allows you to prepare your federal return for free, no restrictions. The free service includes e-file, printing, preparation, account roll-over, deduction finders, customer service, and more! The service is designed for new tax filers and experienced filers with more complex tax returns. has one of the lowest State preparation costs around!

Express1040 - Your free federal and low-cost state return can be ready to file in as little as 30 minutes. Express1040 is easy to use and will walk you through the complexities of filing your taxes. There is no software to download and we give you the flexibility to start and finish your return wherever you have access to the internet.

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Use  to e-file your federal and state returns with our online filing. You get everything (federal, state, and e-filing) for one all inclusive price! There are no hidden costs for additional states or forms. Prices for federal return, including e-filing: 1040 EZ: Free; 1040A: $24.95 ($19.95 state); 1040: $44.95 ($24.95 state). is the complete package!

TaxHawk provides a simple and quick way for you to file your federal and state tax returns online. Why pay $50, $100, or more to file your income tax return? With TaxHawk, your federal tax return is free, regardless of your tax situation and which forms you need, and your state preparation fee is among the lowest you’ll find.

E-file provides free federal income tax software to qualifying US taxpayers. For customers with more complicated tax filings or who require a state filing, offers software that is up to 50 percent less than other online providers. Get your refund faster by filing electronically.


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